On The Structure of the Skull and Limbs in Mosasaurid Reptiles, with Desxcriptions of New Genera and Species. From the American Journal of Science and Arts, Volume III, June 1872
American Journal of Science and Arts, 1872. pamphlet. Thin pamphlet, 21 p. w/footnotes and 4 etched plates . Edges are brittle with light chipping, interior paper better. Sticker on the front with the number "23" on it.
Of special note: SIGNED and inscribed by Marsh as "the author" to Prof. E. M. Hilgard "with the kindest regards" front cover. Marsh was one of the 2 greatest paleontologists in 19th C. America, often at odds with his rival, Edward D. Cope, sometimes bribing workers to get theother's fossils. Their rivalry was called the Bone Wars. Eugene Woldemar Hilgard was a highly regarded a major late 19th c. US geologist and a professor of soil resources (pedology), often working in the areas of mineralogy, geology, zoology, and botany. Good. Item #20338